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Geoffrey B.

Experienced Phi Beta Kappa Tutor with MS in Mathematical Physics

Experienced Phi Beta Kappa Tutor with MS in Mathematical Physics

$72/hour

About Geoffrey


Bio

I am a creative and effective tutor with Master's Degree in Physics and years of experience working with students of all ages. I have an excellent understanding of many subjects especially all levels of calculus and physics. My tutoring philosophy is that a student should have a deep and thorough understanding of the material - not merely know how to get the correct answer. That way, they can become self-reliant and use their knowledge to solve new and challenging problems on their own. I...

I am a creative and effective tutor with Master's Degree in Physics and years of experience working with students of all ages. I have an excellent understanding of many subjects especially all levels of calculus and physics. My tutoring philosophy is that a student should have a deep and thorough understanding of the material - not merely know how to get the correct answer. That way, they can become self-reliant and use their knowledge to solve new and challenging problems on their own. I have a highly effective teaching method, and the many glowing reviews that my students have left on my profile speak for themselves.

I received my MS in Physics from the University of Kentucky, and I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Centre College with a BA in Classical Studies. As a result, I specialize in physics and calculus, but I have a deep pool of knowledge covering a broad range of topics - including philosophy, history, literature, and many branches of mathematics.

I have been tutoring college and high school students for many years. As an undergrad, my physics department hired to me to run evening tutoring sessions, and during graduate school, I tutored physics and calculus independently. In 2014, I was hired by a professional tutoring service in Nashville, Tennessee to do after-school tutoring with students from middle school, high school, and college. This tutoring service also ran a homeschool program where I worked one-on-one with high school-aged students who had various learning differences (including ADHD and Social Anxiety Disorder). I really enjoy working with young people and have an enormous amount of experience doing so under unusual circumstances.

Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to schedule a lesson. I would love the opportunity to improve your learning process and help you understand something really challenging!


Education

Centre College
Classical Studies
The University of Kentucky
Masters

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  • Hourly Rate: $72
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  • Background check passed on 3/12/2019

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Statistics

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Grammar

English

Literature,

Literature

Because of my degree in Classical Studies, I have a strong background in textual analysis and paper-writing. I am familiar with most texts that are regularly assigned in high school, but I specialize in Shakespeare and in ancient literature. I am especially familiar with the works of Homer and Horace.
Writing,

Writing

My Bachelor's Degree in Classical Studies trained me to critically interpret texts and clearly express myself in writing. I can help students with these same skills by focusing on good writing habits, proper essay structure, and correct grammar and syntax. I believe in helping students understand what they want to achieve with their writing and helping them use their language to reach that goal so that they can write the best version of their paper that is possible.
English, Grammar

History

Classics,

Classics

I have a bachelor's degree in Classical Studies from Centre College where I graduated Phi Beta Kappa. I took 3 semesters of Latin and 2 semesters on Ancient Greek during college but focused primarily on history and literature in translation. I am most comfortable with the Roman Republic, the Punic Wars, and the early Empire and with 5th Century Athenian democracy and the Peloponnesian and Persian Wars; however, I am still knowledgeable about the later Empire, the Roman Kingdom, and the Hellenistic Period as well as will Roman and Greek religion, literature, and art.
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I have studied American Constitutional Interpretation and have a strong understanding of the political and judicial structure and history of the United States. I believe that history and law go hand-in-hand and that by learning about the fundamental aspects of the American government in its historical contexts you can gain a better understanding of both. In addition, I have studied a lot of comparative politics and have a strong understanding of the political and governmental systems of several other countries - especially Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, Iran, and China.
Philosophy

Philosophy

My background in philosophy focuses primarily on Ancient Philosophy (especially 5th Century Athens and the Hellenistic traditions). I am also well-versed in the philosophy of Locke, Kant, and some 20th century philosophers. I can tutor in most philosophy topics including logic, ethics, metaphysics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of science.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Because of my background in physics, I have a large amount of practical mathematical experience and; therefore, I understand the topics covered in Algebra 1 better than almost anything else. More importantly, I have been tutoring high school algebra for a long time and am capable of breaking down the mathematical ideas into simple, manageable pieces. Algebra 1 is the foundation of every math class that comes after it, and I can help students develop a strong foundation.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is a fundamental building block for calculus, and I understand this material very well. I have been tutoring high schoolers and college students in Algebra 2 for a long time, so I know how to help students get a firm hold of the subject matter. I am very comfortable with polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, graphing, inverses and composition, factoring polynomials, sequences and series, matrix algebra, and many other topics.
Calculus,

Calculus

Because of my Master's Degree in physics, I have a large amount of practical and academic experience with all aspects of calculus through an undergraduate level and beyond. In addition, I have been tutoring AP and college-level calculus for a long time, so I know the material that is covered very well and can help students understand it. I am very comfortable with limits, epsilon-delta proofs, the formal definition of the derivative, Riemann Sums, the Fundamental Theorems of Calculus, Taylor series, vectors, partial derivatives, Jacobians, multiple integrals, and many other topics.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Because of my background in physics, I have a deep understanding of many elements of basic chemistry. I am very familiar with stoichiometry, energy levels and electron configurations, patterns and properties in the periodic table, and the fundamentals of laboratory techniques in chemistry. I am not familiar with or comfortable tutoring high-level chemistry (such as physical chemistry or organic chemistry), but I can be of help in lower-level college and high-school chemistry courses.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a fundamental part of physics, so I know it very well and have been helping students learn it for a long time. I am not qualified to tutor undergraduate or graduate level topology or differential geometry. On the other hand, I am qualified to help high schoolers understand Euclidean geometry, and I am secure in my understanding of area, volume, logic, basic proof writing, trigonometry, distance formulae, and the many angle theorems - among other topics.
Physics,

Physics

During the course of study for my Physics Master's Degree, I studied most fields of physics up to and including quantum field theory and relativistic dynamics. I have a very strong understanding of all fields of physics through an undergraduate level (including electricity and magnetism, classical mechanics, statistical mechanics, and quantum mechanics). In addition, I can tutor in nuclear theory, the Standard Model, and condensed matter and solid state physics at an introductory level.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Calculus was invented to solve physics problems, so I understand pre-calculus (the first step on the road towards more advanced topics) very well because I have a Master's in physics. I have tutored high schoolers and college students in pre-calculus for years, so I know how to help students not just learn the information but actually retain it too. I am very comfortable teaching limits, discontinuities, piecewise functions, reading mathematical tables, graphing and graphical interpretations, finding the equations of lines and other polynomials, exponentials, trigonometry, and the formal definition of the derivative.
Writing,

Writing

My Bachelor's Degree in Classical Studies trained me to critically interpret texts and clearly express myself in writing. I can help students with these same skills by focusing on good writing habits, proper essay structure, and correct grammar and syntax. I believe in helping students understand what they want to achieve with their writing and helping them use their language to reach that goal so that they can write the best version of their paper that is possible.
English, Prealgebra, Statistics

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Because of my background in physics, I have a large amount of practical mathematical experience and; therefore, I understand the topics covered in Algebra 1 better than almost anything else. More importantly, I have been tutoring high school algebra for a long time and am capable of breaking down the mathematical ideas into simple, manageable pieces. Algebra 1 is the foundation of every math class that comes after it, and I can help students develop a strong foundation.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is a fundamental building block for calculus, and I understand this material very well. I have been tutoring high schoolers and college students in Algebra 2 for a long time, so I know how to help students get a firm hold of the subject matter. I am very comfortable with polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, graphing, inverses and composition, factoring polynomials, sequences and series, matrix algebra, and many other topics.
Calculus,

Calculus

Because of my Master's Degree in physics, I have a large amount of practical and academic experience with all aspects of calculus through an undergraduate level and beyond. In addition, I have been tutoring AP and college-level calculus for a long time, so I know the material that is covered very well and can help students understand it. I am very comfortable with limits, epsilon-delta proofs, the formal definition of the derivative, Riemann Sums, the Fundamental Theorems of Calculus, Taylor series, vectors, partial derivatives, Jacobians, multiple integrals, and many other topics.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

Because of my master's degree in physics, I have a great deal of practical and academic experience solving a large variety of differential equations. I have studied in detail many methods for solving ODEs and PDEs including separation of variables, undetermined coefficients, integrating factors, series solutions, numerical solutions, Wronskians and Cramer's Rule, and Green's Function methods. I have also studied Sturm-Liouville theory as well as solutions to systems of linear ODEs.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

Because of my background in advanced physics and logic, I have a large amount of experience with set theory, group theory, modular arithmetic, and matrix and other non-Abelian algebras. I have also studied a substantial amount of combinatorics and probability theory. I could tutor in the areas of rings, fields, and graphs but only at a basic or introductory level.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a fundamental part of physics, so I know it very well and have been helping students learn it for a long time. I am not qualified to tutor undergraduate or graduate level topology or differential geometry. On the other hand, I am qualified to help high schoolers understand Euclidean geometry, and I am secure in my understanding of area, volume, logic, basic proof writing, trigonometry, distance formulae, and the many angle theorems - among other topics.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I have a Master's degree in physics which focused on quantum mechanics. Most modern branches of physics rely in some way or another on linear algebra, but quantum mechanics especially does since so many problems boil down to finding eigenvalues and eigenvectors or establishing a basis space. I am comfortable with all linear algebra topics including change of basis formulae, diagonalization, Gramm-Schmidt Orthonormalization, quadratic forms, and singular value decomposition.
Logic,

Logic

I have a great love for Boolean and First-Order Predicate Logic. I have studied logic several times in both philosophy and mathematics courses, but most notably, I took a class in college on mathematical logic which concluded with a proof of The Soundness and Completeness Theorem of First-Order Predicate Logic and an in-depth examination of the Incompleteness Theorem of Arithmetic. I can help you understand deductions, argumentation, and model interpretations and extensions. I would need a refresher on model theory, the Compactness Theorem, and LST Theorem before I could tutor graduate-level logic, but I am very comfortable with the material taught in most undergraduate courses.
Physics,

Physics

During the course of study for my Physics Master's Degree, I studied most fields of physics up to and including quantum field theory and relativistic dynamics. I have a very strong understanding of all fields of physics through an undergraduate level (including electricity and magnetism, classical mechanics, statistical mechanics, and quantum mechanics). In addition, I can tutor in nuclear theory, the Standard Model, and condensed matter and solid state physics at an introductory level.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Calculus was invented to solve physics problems, so I understand pre-calculus (the first step on the road towards more advanced topics) very well because I have a Master's in physics. I have tutored high schoolers and college students in pre-calculus for years, so I know how to help students not just learn the information but actually retain it too. I am very comfortable teaching limits, discontinuities, piecewise functions, reading mathematical tables, graphing and graphical interpretations, finding the equations of lines and other polynomials, exponentials, trigonometry, and the formal definition of the derivative.
Probability,

Probability

Because of my master's degree in physics, I have a large amount of practical as well as academic experience with the study of probability and statistics. I also have experience tutoring high school- and college-level statistics, so I am familiar with the topics that are usually covered and the common pitfalls.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is an integral part of both geometry and pre-calculus, which together lay the foundation for mathematical physics. As a result, I understand trigonometry very well. I am extremely well-versed in the uses and interpretations of sine, cosine, tangent, secant, cosecant, and cotangent and all of their inverse functions. I have been using trigonometry and tutoring it for a long time, so I can help students develop a firm hold on the material.
Prealgebra, Statistics

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Because of my background in physics, I have a large amount of practical mathematical experience and; therefore, I understand the topics covered in Algebra 1 better than almost anything else. More importantly, I have been tutoring high school algebra for a long time and am capable of breaking down the mathematical ideas into simple, manageable pieces. Algebra 1 is the foundation of every math class that comes after it, and I can help students develop a strong foundation.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is a fundamental building block for calculus, and I understand this material very well. I have been tutoring high schoolers and college students in Algebra 2 for a long time, so I know how to help students get a firm hold of the subject matter. I am very comfortable with polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, graphing, inverses and composition, factoring polynomials, sequences and series, matrix algebra, and many other topics.
Calculus,

Calculus

Because of my Master's Degree in physics, I have a large amount of practical and academic experience with all aspects of calculus through an undergraduate level and beyond. In addition, I have been tutoring AP and college-level calculus for a long time, so I know the material that is covered very well and can help students understand it. I am very comfortable with limits, epsilon-delta proofs, the formal definition of the derivative, Riemann Sums, the Fundamental Theorems of Calculus, Taylor series, vectors, partial derivatives, Jacobians, multiple integrals, and many other topics.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Because of my background in physics, I have a deep understanding of many elements of basic chemistry. I am very familiar with stoichiometry, energy levels and electron configurations, patterns and properties in the periodic table, and the fundamentals of laboratory techniques in chemistry. I am not familiar with or comfortable tutoring high-level chemistry (such as physical chemistry or organic chemistry), but I can be of help in lower-level college and high-school chemistry courses.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a fundamental part of physics, so I know it very well and have been helping students learn it for a long time. I am not qualified to tutor undergraduate or graduate level topology or differential geometry. On the other hand, I am qualified to help high schoolers understand Euclidean geometry, and I am secure in my understanding of area, volume, logic, basic proof writing, trigonometry, distance formulae, and the many angle theorems - among other topics.
Physics,

Physics

During the course of study for my Physics Master's Degree, I studied most fields of physics up to and including quantum field theory and relativistic dynamics. I have a very strong understanding of all fields of physics through an undergraduate level (including electricity and magnetism, classical mechanics, statistical mechanics, and quantum mechanics). In addition, I can tutor in nuclear theory, the Standard Model, and condensed matter and solid state physics at an introductory level.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Calculus was invented to solve physics problems, so I understand pre-calculus (the first step on the road towards more advanced topics) very well because I have a Master's in physics. I have tutored high schoolers and college students in pre-calculus for years, so I know how to help students not just learn the information but actually retain it too. I am very comfortable teaching limits, discontinuities, piecewise functions, reading mathematical tables, graphing and graphical interpretations, finding the equations of lines and other polynomials, exponentials, trigonometry, and the formal definition of the derivative.
Writing,

Writing

My Bachelor's Degree in Classical Studies trained me to critically interpret texts and clearly express myself in writing. I can help students with these same skills by focusing on good writing habits, proper essay structure, and correct grammar and syntax. I believe in helping students understand what they want to achieve with their writing and helping them use their language to reach that goal so that they can write the best version of their paper that is possible.
English, Prealgebra, Statistics

Other

Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I have studied American Constitutional Interpretation and have a strong understanding of the political and judicial structure and history of the United States. I believe that history and law go hand-in-hand and that by learning about the fundamental aspects of the American government in its historical contexts you can gain a better understanding of both. In addition, I have studied a lot of comparative politics and have a strong understanding of the political and governmental systems of several other countries - especially Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, Iran, and China.
Philosophy

Philosophy

My background in philosophy focuses primarily on Ancient Philosophy (especially 5th Century Athens and the Hellenistic traditions). I am also well-versed in the philosophy of Locke, Kant, and some 20th century philosophers. I can tutor in most philosophy topics including logic, ethics, metaphysics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of science.

Science

Astronomy,

Astronomy

Because of my master's degree in physics, I have extensive experience with all topics in physics and astronomy. I am knowledgeable about Newtonian gravity, orbits, basic cosmology, the physics of stars, and special and general relativity.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Because of my background in physics, I have a deep understanding of many elements of basic chemistry. I am very familiar with stoichiometry, energy levels and electron configurations, patterns and properties in the periodic table, and the fundamentals of laboratory techniques in chemistry. I am not familiar with or comfortable tutoring high-level chemistry (such as physical chemistry or organic chemistry), but I can be of help in lower-level college and high-school chemistry courses.
Philosophy,

Philosophy

My background in philosophy focuses primarily on Ancient Philosophy (especially 5th Century Athens and the Hellenistic traditions). I am also well-versed in the philosophy of Locke, Kant, and some 20th century philosophers. I can tutor in most philosophy topics including logic, ethics, metaphysics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of science.
Physics,

Physics

During the course of study for my Physics Master's Degree, I studied most fields of physics up to and including quantum field theory and relativistic dynamics. I have a very strong understanding of all fields of physics through an undergraduate level (including electricity and magnetism, classical mechanics, statistical mechanics, and quantum mechanics). In addition, I can tutor in nuclear theory, the Standard Model, and condensed matter and solid state physics at an introductory level.
Physical Science

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Because of my background in physics, I have a large amount of practical mathematical experience and; therefore, I understand the topics covered in Algebra 1 better than almost anything else. More importantly, I have been tutoring high school algebra for a long time and am capable of breaking down the mathematical ideas into simple, manageable pieces. Algebra 1 is the foundation of every math class that comes after it, and I can help students develop a strong foundation.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is a fundamental building block for calculus, and I understand this material very well. I have been tutoring high schoolers and college students in Algebra 2 for a long time, so I know how to help students get a firm hold of the subject matter. I am very comfortable with polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, graphing, inverses and composition, factoring polynomials, sequences and series, matrix algebra, and many other topics.
Calculus,

Calculus

Because of my Master's Degree in physics, I have a large amount of practical and academic experience with all aspects of calculus through an undergraduate level and beyond. In addition, I have been tutoring AP and college-level calculus for a long time, so I know the material that is covered very well and can help students understand it. I am very comfortable with limits, epsilon-delta proofs, the formal definition of the derivative, Riemann Sums, the Fundamental Theorems of Calculus, Taylor series, vectors, partial derivatives, Jacobians, multiple integrals, and many other topics.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Because of my background in physics, I have a deep understanding of many elements of basic chemistry. I am very familiar with stoichiometry, energy levels and electron configurations, patterns and properties in the periodic table, and the fundamentals of laboratory techniques in chemistry. I am not familiar with or comfortable tutoring high-level chemistry (such as physical chemistry or organic chemistry), but I can be of help in lower-level college and high-school chemistry courses.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a fundamental part of physics, so I know it very well and have been helping students learn it for a long time. I am not qualified to tutor undergraduate or graduate level topology or differential geometry. On the other hand, I am qualified to help high schoolers understand Euclidean geometry, and I am secure in my understanding of area, volume, logic, basic proof writing, trigonometry, distance formulae, and the many angle theorems - among other topics.
Physics,

Physics

During the course of study for my Physics Master's Degree, I studied most fields of physics up to and including quantum field theory and relativistic dynamics. I have a very strong understanding of all fields of physics through an undergraduate level (including electricity and magnetism, classical mechanics, statistical mechanics, and quantum mechanics). In addition, I can tutor in nuclear theory, the Standard Model, and condensed matter and solid state physics at an introductory level.
Writing,

Writing

My Bachelor's Degree in Classical Studies trained me to critically interpret texts and clearly express myself in writing. I can help students with these same skills by focusing on good writing habits, proper essay structure, and correct grammar and syntax. I believe in helping students understand what they want to achieve with their writing and helping them use their language to reach that goal so that they can write the best version of their paper that is possible.
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Very patient

Geoffrey exhibits great patience while tutoring. He identifies the problem areas and concentrated on getting complete understanding in those areas. He is very thorough in the work he does.

Amber, 6 lessons with Geoffrey

Capacitor

He taught me the value of exponential decay and its relation to capacitors. This relationship is further solidified by understanding how each capacitor is differently affected when put into series or parallel.

Stephen , 3 lessons with Geoffrey

A fantastic tutor!

Geoffrey is a gifted tutor. Truly. My 17-year-old son has benefited greatly under Geoffrey's tutelage. He is prompt, and gets right down to business. He's a gem.

Janice, 9 lessons with Geoffrey

Logic Mastermind

He is the central reason that I’m looking at an A in my logic class at UCB. I would recommend him to anyone, incredibly helpful and kind. I am so thankful for all of his help!

Natasha, 14 lessons with Geoffrey

Concise, pointed guidance

As always, a fantastic lesson. Geoffrey never disappoints. He makes learning my material fun. He breaks down all the complexity of the textbook into the chunks that really matter. And as such through working with him over this semester he has increased my competence and my ability to enjoy what I am learning.

Jacob, 24 lessons with Geoffrey

Great tutor for Linear Algebra!

I met with Geoffrey three times while studying Linear Algebra and he has been knowledgeable and helpful at all times. He has answered my questions with patience and clarity. Definitely recommended!

Petr, 12 lessons with Geoffrey

Outstanding Tutor

Having had experience with multiple tutors on Wyzant, struggling with a variety of school subjects, specifically math, I was extremely impressed as to how Geoffrey was able to completely understand my course dynamic and produce his own problem sets and tutoring methods tailored to my needs. I went from a C- in the class at the start of the course to an A- by the end. I would highly recommend scheduling a lesson with Geoffrey if you’re looking to achieve your best. Math was never my thing and I never thought that it would ever be. I had convinced myself tutoring would just slightly help me, but looking back on how far I’ve come and the extent to which I now understand mathematics thoroughly I can’t thank Geoffrey enough for getting me to this point. He is understanding, caring, positive and no matter the topic he knows it. Not only does he understand the subject matter to the highest degree but he knows the quickest and most effective way for you to learn it and apply it in class. All in all absolutely outstanding tutor, which I will be recommending to all my peers who express interest.

Sam, 8 lessons with Geoffrey

Knowledgeable and patient

Excellent AP Calculus Tutor. Knowledgeable and helpful with homework assignments and exams. Recommend him highly. He has full knowledge of the subject. Explains the problems clear and concisely.

Monique, 25 lessons with Geoffrey

Great Tutor

Smart, Relates well to My High School Son. Ex Wrestler which means he has discipline and my boy respects him. Very capable in both Math and Chemistry.

Michael, 1 lesson with Geoffrey
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